Reality TV personality Brandi Glanville has backtracked after admitting to spraying her children with bleach in an attempt to protect them from coronavirus.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star made the shocking confession on her podcast Unfiltered, before later clarifying her cleaning habits on Twitter.
"I don't really care [about chemicals] because I ingest so many different pills," she said.
"I spray bleach on my children… because you can't buy rubbing alcohol anywhere so I diluted some bleach and water and everyone gets a little spray-spray."
After US Weekly picked up the story, Glanville tweeted at the US tabloid saying she was "exaggerating".
"I don’t spray their faces I spray the bottom of their shoes!!!! Geeez Louis," she wrote.
Referring to US President Donald Trump's now-infamous suggestion COVID-19 could be fought by injecting bleach into the human body, Ganville wrote: "I mean after all the president did suggest that we inject ourselves with detergent but I’m just gonna stick to spraying the bottom of our shoes with bleach when we come in because we’ve been all over."
The mother of two said she also puts Purrell on her dog's paws after they've been out on a walk, causing more outrage from online commentators who were concerned about the toxic effect hand sanitizer could have on an animal.
"That's really bad for them. Poisonous if they lick it off," one tweet read.
"That’s horrible for your dog's paws. Geeezus. You’re going to ruin his paws and/or cause the dog severe pain," said another.
Glanville describes herself as a "brutally honest breath of fresh air," in the blurb for her book Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders in which she reflects on her "inability to keep her mouth shut".